The Role and Activity of the Holy Spirit in the Christian Life

  • Tomy Kattampally Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bengaluru
Keywords: Discernment, Christian Life, Formation, Holy Spirit


The Holy Spirit, given to us in baptism, is the indelible mark of a Christian. This article explores how the “life-giver” Holy Spirit enables and empowers the individual to overcome the challenges of the present world. In the context of formation, spiritual discernment is a significant aspect of their vocation. The Holy Spirit is the paraclete, comforter, and the counsellor whom Jesus promised to be with us throughout our life. In conclusion, an individual bestowed with the power and freedom of the Holy Spirit would be recognized by the fruits of the Holy Spirit like love, joy, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, and not by extraordinary gifts.


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